8.5 million men were imprisoned in World War I, Russia held 2.5 million, 17% died. The most secure prison was the vastness of Siberia. To date a handful of men are known to have escaped from Siberia and survived the perilous journey home. One of these is Hungarian, Lajos Petho. He was captured in 1914, escaped in 1915 and reached home on foot in 1918.
100 years on his grandson, Ludovic Petho, walks in his grandfather’s footsteps. He wants to know the grandfather he never met and tell the story of those who risked all to be reunited with loved ones.
You can help support our first section of the journey through IndieGoGo.